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Assistant Manager – Lab & Program Management

— The Mills Fabrica

About The Mills Fabrica

The Mills is a landmark revitalization project of Nan Fung’s old textile factories in Tsuen Wan in Hong Kong. This is a heritage and innovation project by the Nan Fung Group consisting of 3 pillars- a nonprofit Center for Heritage, Arts & Textiles (CHAT) focused on heritage & community, a retail mall Shopfloor focused on experiential & experimental retail and an innovation center Fabrica.

The Mills Fabrica is a go-to solutions platform accelerating techstyle (an intersection of technology and style – incl. fashion, textile, wearables and apparel) and agrifood tech innovations for sustainability and social impact. The Mills Fabrica runs a startup incubator, a VC investment fund and a co-working space/ lab/ store.


  • Ensure lab day-to-day operations, machines, consumables and tools are in place and in good condition
  • Set up safety system and training for all lab users, creating machinery and area access levels
  • Set up working flow methods to have a fair and good environment around the use of the lab
  • Troubleshooting of sewing machines and other lab machinery
  • Manage lab budget for daily operation
  • Create basic training programs and instructions database for the safe use of the lab and machinery operation
  • Be available on certain days or time slots for technical support on machinery use or other technicalities for use of the Lab
  • Be the main contract of all machinery suppliers for extra support when needed
  • Mentorship for student residents to develop and guide them through their projects
  • Technical support for lab equipment (laser cutting / 3D body scanner / sewing machine / 3D printers)
  • Continuous research for new technologies, materials, and partners. Ex. Fair, supplier visits, etc.
  • Organize training sessions for new members and lab workshops
  • Organize workshops to demonstrate the use of technologies in the lab and give a better perspective on how to use them
  • Communicate with residents and start-ups, making sure the lab setup is optimal for the development of their projects and address issues when needed
  • Tailor workshops for the general public, schools, and specific communities
  • Create partnerships with other brands/corporates to co-create sustainable projects
  • Engage with different local/global institutes to empower young talents
  • Bring together start-ups and residents with vendors and suppliers from our network, organizing seminars to present new technologies, materials, etc.
  • Assist on The Mills Fabrica & Fabrica X Store events and activities


  • Bachelor’s degree related to Fashion & Textile / Technology is highly preferred
  • 4-8 years of working experience in either other maker spaces/lab facilities or in education institutions focused on technology prototyping and programming
  • Hands-on skill with a strong passion for fashion and technology as well as interest in education/running of workshops/programs
  • Strong communication skill and interpersonal skills
  • Basic sewing skills
  • Fast learner willing to adapt and take on new challenges
  • Proficient in both written and spoken English / Chinese
  • Proficient in all Microsoft software
  • Proficient in Adobe Design Software such as Illustrator / Photoshop / Premier
  • Less experience will be considered as an Associate

How to apply

  • By e-mail: hr@nanfung.com
  • By mail: The Human Resources Manager, Nan Fung Development Limited, 23/F., Nan Fung Tower, 88 Connaught Road C, Central, HK


Remarks: You are required to click on the link below and read our Personal Information Collection Statement Pertaining to Recruitment carefully before you submit your application: www.nanfung.com/en/pics/.